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Kirishima Shuzo

Kirishima Shuzo
Shiro Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Kirishima Shuzo
Shiro Kirishima Shochu

Category: Shochu

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 25%
Clear color. Aromas of bitter melon, smoke, apple, sugar snap peas, and sun dried tomato with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a peppery, breezy toasted cereal and black pepper finish. A food-friendly, slightly smoky shochu.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: bitter melon, smoke, apple, sugar snap peas, and sun dried tomato
Taste Flavor: toasted cereal and black pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: with drops of water, on the rocks and neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly, slightly smoky shochu.

The Producer

Kirishima Shuzo, Co., LTD

The Producer
4-28-1 Shimokawahigashi
Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, 885-8588
Japan
81 -986-22-2323

Shochu

Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Shochu is a distilled beverage from Japan that is made from either barley, buckwheat, sweet potatoes or rice. The alcoholic content is generally 25%, although a shochu that is multi-distilled can be as high as 35%. It is normally consumed on its own or on the rocks or sometimes with fruit juice.

Shochu can be aged in various vessels, including steel tanks, wooden barrels or clay pots. The flavors will depend on which type of vessel was used; flavors and aroma vary from pastry dough to roasted chestnuts to fruit cake. Some have an earthy, grassy finish, while others are more like aged whisky.